Dec 31, 2010

kazam Screecaster

Kazam screencast is simple lightweight application written in python language to record the screen activity. By using this users can create a good quality screencast and after creating the video can be edited, saved or can be directly uploaded to youtube or videobin. Unlike record-mydesktop Kazam encodes in a format that is compaitable with youtube. So you dont need to convert the video to play it in youtube.

To download kazam visit and install it according to the instructions given in the site. Launch the application by going to Applications>sound and video>Kazam Screencaster. This the will bring up the main window. You can enable or disable the audio by click on the checkbox. When you are ready, click the record button. After clicking on the record buton the recording will staring in 5 seconds which is shown in fig.2.

After recording is complete it will show you another window asking what do you want to do with the video. You can edit or save to the harddisk for later use. If you select kazam screencaster and click on continue , you will get a window with various options to export your video.You can directly upload your video to YouTube. Move the video and audio slider to adjust qulality. Enter a suitable title, keywords and some description about the video. Select the appropriate category of the video and click on export. In the next screen, enter your YouTube user name and password to complete the export. After exporting you will the get the URL of the video.

Dec 21, 2010

Mozilla Labs F1 extension

Mozilla Labs has launched a new extension for Firefox browser called 'F1'.This extension allows the users to share links across a variety of social networks and services. Currently this extension supports Facebook,Twitter, GMail, Google Apps and Yahoo! mail, as they are popular services. For this extension to work the user need to setup the accounts to share and after setup the they need do a single button click on the F1 toolbar icon to share.


After installing the extension click on the toolbar button on the top-right corner of the browser. This brings up a pop-up asking you to setup the accounts to share(see figure1).Click on the button which will open another tab to configure the accounts(see figure2).
After configuring the accounts users can share the links with those accounts with a single click.

Dec 17, 2010

Google Body Browser

Google has launched a new educational tool called Google Body Browser. Launched on the Google Labs website today, Google Body Browser uses HTML5 technology to let you examine the human body in fully layered, three-dimensional detail.

The application uses WebGL, a plug-in-free programming interface, to power its 3D graphics. WebGL is a relatively new standard, and most major browsers are still testing its implementation. For now, you can grab the latest beta version of Chrome or Firefox to check it out; eventually, the stable versions of those browsers (and most others) will offer integrated WebGL support.

chrome 9 released

Google has just released Chrome 9 beta. Chrome 9 comes with many new features, unlike Chrome 7 and Chrome 8.
Chrome 9 Beta comes with the following features:

The Adobe Flash plug in has been sand-boxed.Carlos Pizano,software engineer at Google explains, "The sandbox adds an additional layer of protection to further guard against malicious pages that try to hijack your computer or steal private information from your hard drive." The sandboxed Flash Player has been released on Chrome for Windows only, but will be released for Linux and Mac soon. 

  One more important feature of chrome 9 is that it includes WebGL support by default.WebGL is a revolutionary new Web technology that brings hardware-accelerated 3D graphics to the browser without installing additional software
Google Instant has been integrated on the browser and needs to be enabled for use.with the google instant feature the webpages that you frequently visit will load as you begin typing in the address bar.